Each year people are willing to spend thousands of dollars on tickets to go the Super Bowl- then hundreds more on hotels around the event. Each 30 second advertisement during the Super Bowl costs as much as 2 million dollars. This year's halftime show is expected to cost 4 million dollars. And that's not even mentioning all the people at home who spend tons of money on food and drinks for their parties.
To be honest, looking at those dollar signs makes me physically sick.
How did this happen?
When did we start being cool with spending millions of dollars on a football game, yet we turn our back on the 160+ million orphans around the world.
When did we start putting more value on a football game than on a persons life?
I think its time that we stop and take a good long look at what we as a nation have come to see as valuable. Stop and look around us. There are people hurting, children starving, humans being sold into sex trafficking. All of them are screaming out for help- and yet we cannot hear them because we are too busy screaming for our favorite team.
So you know what, I'm okay with the 3rd annual One Day/One Lunch landing on Super Bowl Sunday. I'm okay that it's a little more inconvenient and I'm okay with it challenging people just a little bit more... because I have learned that those are the times, if we are really willing, God will teach us the most.
One Day/ One Lunch- can make all the difference in the world to a child in need- even if it happens to be on Super Bowl Sunday.
To give go to:
*indicate for Village of Hope- One Day/One Lunch